Travelling with Thomas is a folk musical in the making, the next exciting project from Morris Offspring’s creator, Laurel Swift.
Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) recently concluded the first year’s research and development, exploring the folk legend Thomas The Rhymer.
Forced to travel to Fairyland, Thomas is helped and hindered as he tries to find a safe way home with a burden and a gift. It is a tale of fairness, love, truth and time.
In Year One there were four showcases, each exhibiting Lizzie's exquisit artwork alongside a concert of Laurel's contagious music, performed by leading folk artists.
The showcases explored aspects of the story : landscape, groups, individual characters. Audiences contributed to the artistic process, giving and asking questions.
Year Two will begin in 2019, further exploring the charecters and creatures of the story in movement and music.